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Darlene Evans

Darlene (Lewis) Evans, 54, of Vevay, passed away at 2:55 a.m. Monday, January 12th, 2015, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.

Donna Russ

Donna R (Hetisimer) Russ, 69, of North Bend, Ohio passed away Thursday, January 8th, 2015.

She was born September 9th, 1945, to the late Charles D. Hetisimer and Helen Mary (Otto) Hetisimer in Hamilton, Ohio. She enjoyed childhood with brother Charles T. Hetisimer and step-brother Avery Wolf in Southwestern Hamilton County.

Married to Harold Russ for over 21 years, Donna enjoyed 38 years working at Ampac Plastics in Springdale Ohio, As she resided at “her little piece of dirt” in North Bend Ohio. Her passion was to help raise her grandchildren and look after pets and stray animals. There was no bigger Elvis fan, and she passed on his 80th birthday.

She is survived by her life partner, Louis ‘Fritz’ Ireland; her brother, Charles (Donna Kohler) Hetisimer; her son, Richard A (Jennifer) Werner; her stepchildren Arthur ‘Bud’ Russ, Winnie Russ, Melisa ‘Missy’ Russ; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and many other friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Russ; and her stepdaughter, Kay (Applegate) Russ.

A memorial service will be held today (Thursday, January 15th) at 2 p.m. at Lifespring Christian Church, 803 E Broadway, Harrison, Ohio, 45030. A brief graveside service will follow with interment in Petersburg Cemetery, 3498 KY 20, Petersburg, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to either Cincinnati Children’s Hospital or SPCA of Cincinnati.

Edwin Scott

Edwin L. Scott, 71, passed on Friday, January 9th, 2015, at his home on Franklin Street in Columbus, Indiana.

He graduated from Vevay High School and served in the Korean War in the U.S. Army. Scotty’s passions were talking on the CB and Ham radio and camping in the RV.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Mildred Scott; his brothers, Donald and Norman Scott; his sisters, Virginia Scott, LaDora Cook and Dorothy Wiggins.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Scott; his brother, Willy (Katherine) Scott; his son, Courtney Crouch; his daughter, Kay (Darin) Lord; his six grandchildren; and his seven great-grandchildren.

Scotty has donated his body to IU Anatomy program who will cremate his remains and intern them at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis at a later date. Please join in a celebration of Scotty’s life from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, January 18th, at the Columbus American Legion located at 2515 25th Street in Columbus, Indiana.

Mary Ramseyer

Mary Evelyn (Jennings) Ramseyer, 85, of Vevay, passed away at 7:28 a.m., Saturday, January 10th, 2015, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

She was born September 23rd, 1929, in Vevay, the loving daughter of the late Francis and Velma (Lockridge) Jennings. She was raised in Vevay, where she attended school.

Mary was united in marriage on June 23rd, 1946, in Warsaw, Kentucky, to the late, Gerald Ramseyer. Unto this union arrived three sons, Gerald, Daniel and Timothy and two daughters, Evonna and Shawnna to bless their home. Mary and Gerald shared 29 years of marriage together until he passed away December 11th, 1975.

Mary was a member of the Most Sorrowful Mother of God Catholic Church and the Vevay VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Vevay. She always took pride in decorating the War Memorial with flower arrangements at the Courthouse in Vevay. Mary was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed collecting Indian memorabilia, painting, drawing, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her three sons, Gerald Ramseyer and his wife Wilma of Titusville, Florida, Daniel Ramseyer and his wife Denise of Brandon, Florida and Timothy Ramseyer and his wife Barbara of Merritt Island, Florida; her two daughters, Evonna Robinson and her husband Kyle of Madison and Shawnna Ramsey and her husband Micah of Vevay; her grandchildren: Kelly, Michael, Taylor, Rylan, Travis, Scotti, Dustin, Joe Ryan and Kyla; her great-grandchildren, Marissa, Gabriella, Mason, Aubrey, Lilly, Natalie, Brianna and Alyssa; her sister, Patricia Jennings of Naples, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 16th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor KC Banta officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday, January 15th) at the funeral home. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. during the visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com

Melinda Bradford

Melinda Ann Katherine (West) Bradford, 59, of Vevay, passed away at 4:45 p.m., Thursday, January 8th, 2015, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

She was born March 30th, 1955, in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of the late James Sylvester and Irene Una (McClinton) West. She was raised in Harlan County, Kentucky and Norwood, Ohio and attended the Regina Catholic High School in Norwood, Ohio.

Melinda was united in marriage on February 16th, 1985, in Norwood, Ohio, to the late, Gary John Bradford. Melinda and Gary shared 14 years of marriage together until his death on December 15th, 1999.

Melinda resided in the Vevay community since 1990. Melinda will be remembered for being a wonderful homemaker, her love of cooking, cleaning, walking in town, her cats, gardening, flowers, but most of all her dedication to her loving family.

She is survived by her five daughters, Rebecca Mattke and her husband Troy of Vevay, Jodi Cohen and her husband: Matt Beach of Warsaw, Kentucky, Jamie Cohen and her companion Charles Thee of Vevay, Maggie Mullins of Vevay, Allison Peters and her husband Allen of Vevay; her five grandchildren, Taylor Cohen, Gaige Cohen, Caeson Cohen, Hannah Beach and Garret Thee; her two brothers, Bob West of Deer Park, Ohio and Michael West of Dillsboro; her four sisters, Karen Backus of Rising Sun, Sue West of Greendale, Melissa Butler of Greendale, and Shannon Courtney of Moores Hill; numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by her grandson, Troy Wallace; and her brother, James “Pat” West.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday, January 15th) at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Joe Lamson officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until service time today (Thursday, January 15th).

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Foundation, Shriners Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Patty Works

Patricia J. “Patty” (Bakes) Works, 91, of Allensville, passed away at 9:04 a.m., Sunday, January 11th, 2015, at her residence in Allensville.

She was born July 18th, 1923, in Jacksonville, Indiana, in Switzerland County, the youngest child of Charles A. and Mabel (Hall) Bakes. Patty was raised in Jacksonville and was a 1941 graduate of Vevay High School.

Patty was united in marriage on November 20th, 1941, in Patriot, by the Reverend McNeeley to the late, Loren Edwin Works. Unto this union arrived two sons, Roger E. Works and Andrew J. Works to bless their home. She was a former Assistant Cashier for the East Enterprise State Bank and later for the Vevay Deposit Bank, East Enterprise Branch, for 28 years. Patty resided for a brief time in Madison and Columbus, Indiana, but resided most of her life with her husband on the family farm in Allensville, until her death. She was a member of the Allensville United Methodist Church, for many years and when the church closed in June, 2000, she moved her membership to the Aberdeen United Methodist Church. Her faith was expressed there in many ways, serving Christ with her church family. She enjoyed a 50-year membership with the East Enterprise Home Economics Club. She served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Allensville Cemetery Association, for many years. She also enjoyed and supported the Tuesday Hymn Sing at Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay. For the past year, Patty was lovingly cared for by her daughter-in-law, Janet Works. Patty’s beautiful smile & her faithfulness to her Lord will be deeply missed by her family, friends and everyone in her community. Patty was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and dear friend.

She is survived by her two sons, Roger E. Works and his wife Janet of Seymour and Andrew J. Works of Scipio, Indiana; her grandchildren, Esta J. Works of Nashville, Tennessee, Rich Works and his wife Teara of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Scott Works and his wife Magon of Scipio, and Keri A. Cool and her husband Ryan of Ellettsville, Indiana; her great-grandchildren, Cole Works and Carson Works, Luke Cool, Isaiah Cool and Lauren Cool; her sister, Theo Ralston of Madison; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles A. and Mabel (Hall) Bakes; her husband, Loren Edwin Works, on January 30th, 1996; her brother, Hal Hall Bakes; and her two sisters, Martha Alice Hamilton-Liggett and Charlene Baird

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 17th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Roger Parrott officiating. Interment will be in Vevay Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, January 16th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Aberdeen United Methodist Church or to the Hospice of King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Greg Brewer

Gregory A. “Greg” Brewer, 60, passed away Monday afternoon, January 12th, 2015, at the Autumnwood Care Center in Tiffin, Ohio. He was a resident of Tiffin and a former resident of Morgantown, Indiana, and Vevay.

Greg was born in Muncie on January 20th, 1954. He is survived by his children, Jaime (Dana) Wagner and Nathaniel (Mara) Brewer, both of Tiffin, Brandy Brewer of Vevay and Gregory A. Brewer II of Vevay; his sisters, Karen (Robert) Smith of Indianapolis and Patricia (DeWayne) Snodderly of North Vernon; his brother, Anthony “Tony” Brewer of Tiffin; his stepsister, Connie (Ray) Long of Indianapolis; and his step-brothers, Steve (Chris) Walters of Indianapolis and James (Ellene) Walters of Nineveh.

Greg was preceded in death by his parents, James and Lottie May (Downam) Walters; and his first wife, Terri (Ray) Brewer.

Reverend Anthony Wilks will conduct a funeral service at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, January 15th) at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown, Indiana. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time tonight (Thursday).

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Condolences may be made to the Brewer family at www.meredith-clark.com.

Norma Wilson

Norma Jean (Foxworthy) Wilson, 75, of near Moorefield, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Monday, January 12th, 2015, at The Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.

She was born February 10th, 1939, in Colfax, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late Samuel and Lucille (Miller) Foxworthy. She was raised on the west side in Indianapolis where she was a graduate of Tech High School.

Norma was united in marriage on June 12th, 1971, in Indianapolis, to G.A. “Pee Wee” Wilson. Norma and Pee Wee shared nearly 44 years of marriage together until her death.

Norma was a former contract negotiator for Naval Avionics in Indianapolis, retiring after 20 years of service. She was a member of Vevay American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 185 and Vevay VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5396. Norma enjoyed playing cards and gambling.

She is survived by her loving husband, G.A. “Pee Wee” Wilson of near Moorefield; her daughter, Sandra Noblitt and husband Michael of near Moorefield; her two sisters, Shirley Knight of Terre Haute and Mildred Brumett of St. Petersburg, Florida; her brother, Roger Foxworthy of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Billy Foxworthy.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 14th, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Reverend Ron Lee officiating. Interment was in Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Evelyn Higham

Evelyn Katheryn Higham passed away Friday, December 26th, 2014.

She was born November 18th, 1924, in Carroll County, Kentucky. Her parents, Vernon and Corrine (Clements) Warren preceded her in death as well as a brother, Eugene Warren.

Evelyn was raised by her loving grandmother and step-grandfather, Elizabeth and James Clements. They loved her as if she had been their own child.

On November 6th, 1943, she was united in marriage to Clyde Farrell. To their union was born a daughter, Nancy, and a son, James. On September 1st, 1962, Evelyn was united in marriage to her second husband, Carroll Higham. To this union one son, Roger Higham, was born.

Evelyn loved her church. She was a member of Wilmington Hills Wesleyan and served in many capacities in the church. She was a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, and Bible School director. At the time of her death she was a member of the church board. She was a good seamstress and made many lovely dresses for her daughter and herself. She did sewing for other people and did volunteer sewing for R.S.V.P.

Evelyn leaves to mourn her passing her three children, Nancy Horton, James Farrell and Roger Higham; four stepchildren, Janice Uhlmansiek, Pat LaVelle, Sandy Bruce and David Higham; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; her half sister, Betty Shafer; her half brother, Robert Warren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Monday, December 29th, at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 30th, at the funeral home. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery near East Enterprise.

“Bud” Henry

James E. “Bud” Henry, 89, of Rising Sun, formerly of Patriot and Vevay, passed away at 1:29 a.m. Friday, January 9th, 2015, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg.

He was born April 4th, 1925, in Switzerland County, the son of the late Harvey and Lillian (Romans) Henry. He was raised in Patriot where he attended school. Bud was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 31st, 1946, in Camp Atterbury, Indiana, where he received the Victory Medal. Bud was honorably discharged with the rank of Technician Fifth Grade on September 30th, 1947, at Point Fort Lewis, Washington.

Bud was united in marriage to Myroleen Reese who passed away in June, 1952. Bud was later united in marriage on June 16th, 1956, in Rising Sun, to the late Hilda Rebecca “Becky” Koons. Bud and Becky shared 51 years together until her death on January 16th, 2007.

Bud was a former janitor and guard for the Aurora Casket Company in Aurora, retiring in 1987, after 20 years of service. He was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Corporation factory in Vevay for four and one-half years. He was a former Street Commissioner in Rising Sun.

Bud was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Patriot Baptist Church. He attended the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ in Rising Sun. He resided in the Patriot community most of his life where he was town marshal and later moved to the Vevay community in 1991. Bud farmed most of his life in the Switzerland County and Ohio County communities. Bud enjoyed collecting pocket knives, coon hunting and farming.

He is survived by his two sons, James Gaylen “Sonny” Henry and wife Debbie of Cass Union, Indiana and Dean Henry and wife Tina of Florence; his two daughters, Cheryl Plyman of Aurora and Robin McGuire and husband Daryl of Versailles; his grandchildren, Kim, Greg, Julie, Chad, Josh, Jessica, Jason, Lindsey and Courtney; his great-grandchildren, Nathan, Chelsea, Katie, Maggie, McKenzie, Lyndy, Jack, Caleb, James, Jonah, Jadyn, Kaitlyn, Riley, Paycin and Carly; his great-great-granddaughter, Raelynn; and his sister, Gertrude Chipman of Rising Sun.

He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Chris Henry; his four brothers, Alva, Everett, Howard and Leonard Henry; and his sisters, Hallie Rayl, Jessie Dean Henry and Katherine Bosaw.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 12th, at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with Pastor Don Campbell officiating. Interment was in Eastview Cemetery in Patriot with full military rites conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.